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Likud agreed to wide-ranging concessions to the haredi parties following the April 9 election, including tough restrictions on construction work on Shabbat and gutting haredi enlistment legislation.
“We are all happy to go to prison for the sake of learning Torah,” and “We will die instead of being drafted.”
The Haredi protestors were blocking the Shabbat Square intersection in Jerusalem in protest against the arrest of a girl who claimed she was religious to avoid drafting into the IDF.
"If the draft bill is not passed by January 15h, we will go to elections in May," MK Yoav Kish said.
By AVRAHAM GOLD
The bill in question sets targets for haredi enlistment in the IDF or national civilian service that rise each year over the next decade.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The lack of haredim in the IDF is a matter of national importance that has been on the political agenda of many governments and Knessets.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Agudat Yisrael’s rabbinic leadership did indicate a softening of their stance in a meeting last month.
By JEREMY SHARON
Netanyahu said at his news conference on Tuesday that preventing an early election depended on a compromise being reached on a haredi enlistment bill.
By JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
The hasidic party’s grand rabbis could reject the draft bill when they meet Sunday night in the Council of Torah Sages.
Netanyahu did not want to make a decision on whether to advance the next election until he knew whether a compromise could be reached with the haredim on the bill by the December 2nd deadline set by the Supreme Court.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Anywhere from dozens to thousands of haredim could be impacted by the ruling.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Haredi students were summoned in 2014 to settle their status following the repeal of the "Torato Omanuto" Law (Tal Law), which allowed ultra-Orthodox Jews to delay their military services.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Demonstrators in Haredi garb called Gafni a murderer and tried to break the windows of his car.
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